Resources for Food
Whittier Union High School District
Drive-thru open: Mornings: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Evenings: Tuesdays 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
- All participants must be a permanent resident of Whittier, La Mirada, or Santa Fe Springs.
- Must present a California picture identification card/ license when participating in the drive-thru service.
- There is currently no requirement to apply or show proof of income.
- Families may receive food assistance once a week.
- Participants must stay in their car with the window up, must show picture ID card through the car's window, and food will be loaded into the trunk of their vehicle.
YMCA of Greater Whittier Click here for more information
Free meal services, for children 18 and under, at their Uptown Whittier location (12510 Hadley Street), Monday-Friday from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm and at the East Whittier location (15740 Starbuck Street) Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Each meal pick-up includes 2 breakfast meals and 2 lunch meals. At both locations, weekend meal kits are available and can be picked up during Friday’s distribution. This includes 3 breakfast meals and 3 lunch meals.
City Reach Church Food Pantry
7106 Sorensen Ave. Whittier CA 90606
Sundays 11a.m.-1 p.m. (10 a.m. early access for elderly, pregnant women, and individuals with disabilities)
Tuesdays 5 p.m.-7 p.m. (4 p.m. early access for elderly, pregnant women, and individuals with disabilities)
Thursdays 5 p.m.-7 p.m. (4 p.m. early access for elderly, pregnant women, and individuals with disabilities)
St. Mary’s Place Food Pantry Click here for more information
7215 Newlin Avenue, Whittier, CA. 90602
Food distribution 2 Saturdays a month at 10 am- 12 p.m.. Please call for dates. No ID or documentation needed Families will receive non-perishable food items. No residency requirements.
7926 Pickering Avenue, Whittier CA 90602
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Food boxes, hygiene kits, diapers, motel vouchers
First Family Church Food Pantry
8434 S. Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier CA 90602
Food distribution on Saturdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. No documentation needed.
The Norwalk Social Services Center Click here for more information
11929 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650
Emergency food pantry only available to Norwalk residents.
Call to obtain information on how to receive food items.
Pico Rivera Resource Center-Catholic Charities
5014 Passons Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Food Pantry is open on Tuesday and Thursdays 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. -3 p.m.
Documentation needed: ID if you are a resident of Pico Rivera.
For non-residents of Pico Rivera: ID, proof of income, birth certificate and social security number for minor children, electricity and gas bill.
Gus’ Pantry at the Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center
9255 Pioneer Blvd. Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Food Pantry only available to residents of Santa Fe Springs. Call to obtain information on how to receive food items.
1418 Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA 91706 Click here for more information
13020 Francisquito Ave, Baldwin Park, CA 91706 Click here for more information
Food distribution is through drive-thru. ID is needed showing you live in LA county. You may receive food items 2 times a month.
LA Regional Food Bank
Drive-Thru Food Distribution at Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk CA 90650
Wednesday, April 29th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday May 12th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday May 20th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Lot 10 - New Falcon Way Entrance (Only enter Lot 10 using New Falcon Way Entrance on Studebaker Rd.)
Limited walk-up service available for those without cars. No parking will be allowed on campus. Those driving cannot leave their vehicles.
Over 30 lbs. of food provided per household, while supplies last.
For information about Pandemic EBT, click here
Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)
DPSS has received additional funding to help families during the pandemic.
The CalWORKs Homeless Assistance Programs provide benefits to assist eligible families who are experiencing homelessness by offering temporary and permanent housing assistance.
Temporary Homeless Assistance:
Helps families eligible or approved for CalWORKS to obtain up to 16 days of temporary housing.
Permanent Homeless Assistance:
Helps CalWORKS approved families secure permanent housing where the monthly rent does not exceed 80% of the family's total monthly household income. May provide up to two times the monthly rent to pay for security deposit costs and assistance with utility deposits.
How to access services:
- For families accessing resources at the Family Solution Center (FSC), you can access services there.
- For those who are NOT enrolled at the FSC, contact the DPSS Customer Service Center at (866) 613-3777.
Federal Eviction Moratorium to be Extended to at Least March 31, 2021
On January 21, 2021 President Biden signed an Executive Order asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to extend the federal eviction moratorium to at least March 31, 2021. This extends the order from September 1, 2020 that ended in December 2020. More information to come.
Federal Eviction Moratorium September - December 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a temporary halt to residential eviction on September 1, 2020 to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
If your family is at risk of being evicted, please find the Tenant Declaration Template below which may help you prevent an eviction through the end of December 2020.
Tenant Declaration Template
El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (DSSH) y los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CCPE) emitieron una suspensión temporal del desalojo residencial el 1 de septiembre de 2020 para evitar una mayor propagación del COVID-19 Si su familia está en riesgo de ser desalojada, busque la Plantilla de declaración del inquilino a continuación, que puede ayudarle a prevenir un desalojo hasta fines de diciembre de 2020.
Plantilla de declaración de inquilino
Child Care Resources
For information about child care funding and resources for essential workers click here.
YMCA of Greater Whittier
Uptown Whittier Family Center
12510 Hadley St.
Whittier, CA 90601-3942
EAST WHITTIER FAMILY CENTER
PHONE: (562) 907-6530FAX: (562) 907-652Resources Related to UnemploymentState of California Employment Development DepartmentClick here for more information
East Whittier Family Center
15740 Starbuck St.
Whittier, CA 90603-2322
Crystal Stairs, Inc.
Childcare for Essential Workers/ Cuidado de Niños Para Trabajadores Esenciales
PHONE: (562) 943-7241FAX: (562) 943-2572
Unemployment benefits are available to those whose hours have been reduced or who have lost their job due to coronavirus measures (and it also applies to those who choose to stay home due to underlying health issues making them more vulnerable).
Paid family leave is available for those who stay home because they need to take care of someone who has contracted the virus (Covid-19) or who has been quarantined.
Disability benefits /paid sick leave are available for those who have actually contracted the virus themselves or who have been exposed to it and are quarantined. LA County Business and Worker Disaster Help CenterClick here for more information
Information on supports for workers and businesses, including links to applying for unemployment benefits, benefits from the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), as well as hotlines for information on paid sick leave and disability benefits.Information on Worker’s rights and Benefits for Undocumented Individuals
LA County Department of Social Services
All DPSS offices are temporarily closed to the public until further notice; however, they are continuing to provide services through their website and call centers.
Customers can apply for the following benefits online through the Your Benefits Now website or by calling the DPSS Customer Service Center at (866) 613-3777. Click here to apply CalFresh
: Food benefit program for individuals and familiesCalWORKS
: Cash assistance program for familiesMedi-Cal
: Health benefits for individuals and families
Financial Assistance for Undocumented Adult Immigrants Affected by COVID-19
The Disaster Reliev Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) project is a one-time, state-funded disaster relief assistance for undocumented adult immigrants affected by COVID-19. An undocumented adult who qualifies can receive $500 in direct assistance, with a maximum of $1000 per household. You may start applying for assistance on May 18, 2020. The application assistance line is 213-201-8700. Click here for more information.
Programa de Asistencia Para Inmigrantes (DRAI)
El programa de Ayuda a Inmigrantes para Alivio de Desastres (DRAI, por sus siglas en inglés) es un programa de ayuda para adultos indocumentados afectados por COVID-19, financiada por el estado y proveída por sólo una vez. Un adulto indocumentado que califica puede recibir $500 dólares en asistencia directa, con un máximo de $1,000 dólares por hogar. Lanzamiento de linea de asistencia de aplicaciones Lunes, Mayo 18. Mas informacion se puede encontrar aqui.
Resources for Utility Assistance
7926 Pickering Ave
Whittier CA 90602
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Assistance available for utility bills.
Pico Rivera Resource Center-Catholic Charities
5014 Passons Blvd.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Tuesday and Thursdays 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. -3 p.m.
Assistance available for utility bills
Southern California Edison
Click here for more information
1 (800) 950-2356
During this time SCE is not disconnecting due to nonpayment and is waiving late fees. You may be eligible for a discount on your monthly bill through the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) or Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) programs. The Energy Assistance Fund provides up to $100 to eligible customers once a year.
Click here for help.
Southern California Gas Company
Click here for more information
1 (877) 238-0092
During this time SoCal Gas is not disconnecting due to nonpayment. If your household income has recently changed, you may now qualify for 20% off your natural gas bill with CARE program. If you're having difficulty paying your gas bill during the winter, the Gas Assistance Fund (GAF) may be able to provide you with a one-time grant for the amount of the gas bill, not to exceed $100.00. The Medical Baseline Allowance program provides additional natural gas at the lowest baseline rate for individuals with a serious health condition.
Click here for help.
Internet and Phone Service
Charter and Comcas
t will provide up to 60 days of free internet access for K-12 students. Visit one of the websites below to apply for free internet:Charter
1-844-488-8395 Click here for more information